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Our national Orthopaedics procurement and supply chain offer.

Our commitment

  • To always drive best value
    By only ever working to a procurement arrangement that’s right for you – whether it’s national pricing, banded pricing, utilising the DH fund, or a bespoke pricing agreement - ensuring you deliver against your cost improvement plan
  • Specialist Clinical Musculoskeletal (MSK) support
    CIPS qualified, our team has the knowledge and proven expertise to either support or even lead engagement with your clinicians. Whether it involves standardisation, rationalisation or even patient profiling, all opportunities no matter how complex can be addressed
  • Access to the best performing product, at the best price
    Not only are we aligned to the British Orthopaedic Association’s ‘Getting It Right First Time’, PROMS, the QIPP pricing and benchmarking programme and CQUIN - we also manage ODEP and link in with the National Joint Registry (NJR). Our data and evidence driven approach provides the peace of mind we’re always focussed on the best patient care, outcome and the future of MSK - as well as of course, price
  • Ensuring you actually deliver the savings identified
    We don’t disappear the minute your savings arrangement is agreed. For the life of your contract, we provide the only nationally available contract management support, helping you deliver both these and brand new savings
  • Supporting longer-term efficiency savings and cost avoidance
    Our free eDC Gold system enables smarter management of high value stock, not only saving you time, resource and money – but also aiding crucial understanding of patient level costing
  • Everything you need from a single source, with guaranteed compliance
    Our single lot framework covers the full mix of MSK requirements over 14 comprehensive products categories, allowing full clinical choice, compliant cross category discounts and speed of delivery.

Orthopaedic webinars

How to achieve best value and best performance

Gain insights on the potential ways to drive efficiencies and savings within orthopaedics, to help prioritise your work plan - including what our new tender, launching October 2015, could mean to your trust. Simply select the webinar below that’s relevant to you.

South East and London Webinar

North East, Yorkshire and Humber Webinar
South West Webinar
Midlands Webinar
North West Webinar


The evidence behind all we do

  • 2014 £4.3m savings delivered back to you.
  • £73m 2014 NHS spend through our route, this is forecast to grow to £80m in 2015.
  • £5.3m 2015/16 increased savings target which we are on track to deliver.
  • Over 190 trusts currently purchase through our route.
  • A third of trusts spend over £100k with us every year.
  • October 2015 our new Orthopaedics framework launches with 77 supplier responses received.
  • 21 strong team of clinical specialist practitioners, procurement, integration and contract management specialists – ready to support you and you trust.
  • Over the last two years we have successfully removed annual prices increases from all our suppliers.
  • 2008 we launched the very first national NHS Orthopaedics framework – giving us the experience and knowledge to provide you with the best value and best performing products.

Some recent trust savings

  • Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Trust saved £911k
  • Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust saved £418k
  • Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust saved £230k

Orthopaedics Team

Latest news

Recall:Recall of slippers by Delmore Ltd

Ref: 2016/023 | Date: 22/02/2016

Delmore Limited has issued a recall for a number of their unisex slipperetes

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Suspended Lines:Dental Consumables and Orthodontics

Ref: 2017/104 | Date: 02/06/2017

New COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health) and CLP (Classification, Labelling and Packaging) Regulations have come into force from 1 June 2017.

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Temporary Supply Issues:Orthopaedics Zimmer Biomet Supply Situation

Ref: 2016/210 | Date: 14/12/2016

Due to unprecedented demand for Zimmer Biomet products following the successful merger of the two companies, Zimmer Biomet has experienced supply interruption to certain product lines.

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Product Update:Orthopaedics Zimmer Biomet interruption in supply.

Ref: 2016/221 | Date: 23/12/2016

Further to ICN210 issued 14 December. The merger of the two companies plus increased demand has led to further supply issues.

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